Oceanside Woman Killed on Beach


A photograph of Oceanside Harbor, the place a dredging venture is ongoing.

Police mentioned a girl mendacity on a seaside was crushed to loss of life by a tractor on Monday morning in Oceanside, San Diego County, in what police are calling a “very tragic accident.” Lt. Tom Bussey of the Oceanside Police Division advised NBC7 {that a} girl, who was believed to be sleeping on the time, was run over by a Caterpillar Tractor simply after 10 a.m. close to South Oceanside Harbor.

The sufferer, who has not been recognized at the moment however is believed by police to be in her 40s or 50s, was pronounced lifeless on the scene, the outlet reported. Bussey mentioned, “It’s a really tragic accident.” Based on the police spokesperson, the heavy equipment was on the seaside for a dredging operation, a routine course of that happens in Oceanside each few years. Staff have been utilizing the tractors to maneuver the dredge pipes to a particular spot on the seaside the place they may then be eliminated.

Bussey added that the driving force, who didn’t see the lady and was “shaken” after the incident, was reversing into a security zone when he ran over the sufferer. The tractor weighs over 50,000 kilos, in accordance with officers. Bussey advised NBC7 that an investigation is ongoing.

The Girl Had Been Mendacity on the Seaside for a Whereas Earlier than the Tragic Incident & Some Folks Had Approached Her to Test on Her

Jay Burneo, a surfer who was on the seaside when the incident occurred, advised NBC7 that he noticed the lady earlier than going within the water and talked about to the lifeguards that they may need to test on her since she appeared “very fragile.” He added:

She was leaning up towards a wall able to move out and there was a gentleman that requested if she was OK and he or she appeared to say, ‘I’m OK.’ Once I got here again out of the water I noticed her laying right here crumbled up and that’s when a police officer advised me [what happened].

Different witnesses advised law enforcement officials on the scene that she had been there since about 9 a.m. and some had approached her to test on her. Bussey advised NBC7 that she was absolutely dressed and wasn’t carrying a showering go well with, and he or she additionally had no identification on her.

A surf teacher additionally reported seeing her talking with a metropolis worker, the Los Angeles Instances reported. John Daniels advised the outlet he noticed the lady chatting with the town employee simply 10 to 15 minutes earlier than her loss of life. He mentioned he thought she was homeless. Afterward, the worker approached Daniels and advised him that he’d provided her water.

Oceanside Harbor Is Dredged Usually & Has Been Dredged Twice So Far This 12 months

Oceanside has beforehand shared updates concerning the Oceanside Harbor dredging venture:

As of 9/22 the @LADistrictUSACE’s contractor had dredged 140,000 cubic yards of sand from the #Oceanside Harbor inlet. Demobilization will start Friday & they anticipate to have all pipe and vessels eliminated by 10/2. pic.twitter.com/OKlvwvCnDr

— Metropolis of Oceanside (@CityofOceanside) September 24, 2020

The harbor is regularly dredged and the initiatives are often accomplished within the spring. Nonetheless, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and storms earlier this 12 months, the venture was ended within the spring, with solely 250,000 cubic yards dredged as an alternative of the aim of 400,000 cubic ft, the Instances reported. The dredging resumed not too long ago, the outlet wrote, as a result of sure areas close to the jetty have been too shallow.

The venture is managed by the Military Corps of Engineers and the corporate working the heavy equipment are contractors employed by Manson Dredge Firm, CBS Information eight mentioned. Police acknowledged they don’t imagine the driving force was beneath the affect on the time of the incident.

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